Neuropsychology of Malingering Casebook

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the term secondary gain.
2. Recognize the differences between neuropsychological evaluations that occur in a forensic vs. clinical context.
3. Describe the differential diagnosis of malingering.
4. Describe the “standard of practice” in forensic assessments.
5. Recognize the cognitive and functional characterizations of individuals that may be malingering.
6. List the various embedded and standalone tests of effort and their use in neuropsychological assessment in individuals suspected of malingering.
7. Summarize the use of the MMPI-2 validity scales in detecting malingering.
8. Describe how an individual may be judged incompetent to stand trial.
9. Recognize how the APA Code of Ethics applies to the assessment and diagnosis of malingering.

Morgan, J. E., & Sweet, J. J. (Eds.). (2008). Neuropsychology of malingering casebook. Psychology Press.